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Kids Fight Plastic

Kids Fight Plastic is a new book  published and sold by Walker Books.  It aims to teach children how to become a “#2minutesuperhero.” To achieve that status, they have to complete 50 missions to fight plastic at home, in school or on days out. I can imagine it...

Studying Matisse

Studying Matisse, even for the youngest children offers a great opportunity to learn how to use scissors and bright colours, whilst making collages. The Snail has been replicated many thousands of times in infant classrooms; though I have to admit, I never knew there...

Is Seeing Believing?

‘Is Seeing Believing?’ is the title of a new lesson shared by Common Sense Media: “The web is full of photos, and even videos, that are digitally altered. And it’s often hard to tell the difference between what’s real and what’s...

Studying Picasso

Studying Picasso gives children an introduction to cubism and offers fun with abstract drawing and painting. Tate Kids has an introduction to the works of Pablo Picasso, taking a look at three different images. Ducksters offers a short biography, assigning his art...

123ICT Competitions for 2019-20

  Exciting news about our new-style competitions and our latest offering for all 123ICT competition followers!   As you know, 123ICT have for a number of years provided many stimulating and interesting computing challenges for our schools, in the form of our...

Studying Piet Mondrian

Studying Piet Mondrian is probably best started at Tate Kids: “Piet Mondrian is a Dutch artist best known for his abstract paintings. Art that is abstract does not show things that are recognisable such as people, objects or landscapes. Instead artists use colours,...

Teaching Media Literacy

Teaching media literacy is becoming more important by the day. We live in a world of Fake news, fake social media, review sites with fake reviews, false websites offering wonderfully impossible free iphones, tablets, Xboxes, etc. This all forms part of today’s rich...

Microsoft Office 365 Support

Schools in Oxfordshire may have received the following email this week from OCC regarding their Microsoft Office 365 (O365) support service. Please be advised that Microsoft Office 365 support (including O365 email) is included in your 123ICT support contract as...

123HUB News – September 2019

Welcome to the 123HUB News for September 2019!   Welcome back to the new term and the new academic year!  Hopefully, everyone is rested, having had a great summer break. As we all know, schools can be really busy places with very little time to spare! Teachers,...